Ousting right-on National Trust boss is a victory against wokery
STRIKE one up for the silent majority. The chairman of the National Trust has quit his job.
Tim Parker faced a rebellion by the Trust’s workers and supporters. And a motion of no confidence.
The reason? They were sick to the back teeth of this former public schoolboy’s jiggery-wokery.
A whole bunch of MPs were getting tired of him, too. For the same reason.
The job of the chairman of the National Trust is to make sure that nice things which people like looking at are kept in good order. That’s all.
Make sure the pensioners, when they’ve had a walk around the rose gardens, can have a decent cup of tea with a public convenience nearby.
But that wasn’t good enough for Timbo. He kept imposing upon the organisation all of the fashionable, idiotic obsessions of middle-class liberals.
For a start, he commissioned a woman from Leicester University to produce a study showing how many of the Trust’s buildings had “links” to slavery.
Why? What the hell is the point of that?
There isn’t a country in the world which hasn’t benefited in some way from the disgusting use of slavery. From China to all the Americas, via Africa and the Ottoman Empire.
But most of the world doesn’t tear its hair out about things which happened a very long time ago.
Anyway, this woman found 93 NT properties with ties to slavery.
So those properties now have little notes explaining that they are rooted in wickedness.
If Tim could make the buildings go down on one knee he would.
Then he forced the poor National Trust workers to be “reverse-mentored” by CHILDREN. The staff had to sit there while kids lectured them about the evils of colonialism.
It’s like something out of Pol Pot’s Cambodia, or Chairman Mao’s China. The Marxist concept of self-criticism. The staff just had to sit there and suck it up. No arguing. How humiliating, and stupid.
So you can imagine why everyone had had enough. The rebellion brewed and, thank the almighty Lord, Tim was out.
And that’s the thing. Ordinary people, the vast majority, have no time for this weird, obsessive virtue-signalling and political grandstanding.
You can hear that every time a football match is about to start and the players are forced to take a knee. The boos resound. Not because people don’t dislike racism — they do. But because they distrust this shrill, demented, wokery.
It’s one of the reasons Labour keeps losing elections.
People are sick of our country and our history being denigrated.
They know we are not perfect and our past was not perfect.
But they’re proud to be British, just as the National Trust staff were proud to look after the magnificent homes now in their charge.
This cringing before a cause championed by a tiny, minuscule minority has gone on for too long. It thrived during our year of lockdowns, when the public didn’t have the chance to make their feelings heard.
Let’s hope that Tim is only the first of many, many casualties.
All the right-on leaders of our institutions. Those who don’t really give a toss about slavery or racism. But want to parade their dimbo political beliefs for all to see, because it gives them kudos with their mates.
The lesson for the National Trust and Tim Parker is very simple. Go woke, go broke — and lose your job.
With Charli, it would be no Contest
HEY – we came last in the Eurovision Song Contest again! Quelle surprise.
Some have suggested that it’s because we’re not popular as a nation. Hmm.
Maybe we’d be more popular as a nation if we produced songs for the contest which weren’t tuneless drivel performed by a halfwit. We should take it more seriously, if we want to win.
Get the brilliant AG Cook and one of his collaborators – Charli XCX, pictured, for example – to do next year’s entry. They have talent. And then, if we come bottom – well, OK, it really is because they all hate us.
Boris needs a Dom
OPINION polls suggest that Dominic Cummings, once Boris Johnson’s chief adviser, is slightly less popular among the public than thrush.
That’s if they’ve even heard of him.
He was vilified while doing his job by both the Left and jealous friends of the Prime Minister. Including Boris’s girlfriend, Carrie – referred to by Cummings’ allies as “Princess Nut Nut”.
But listening to him describing the chaos and stupidity at work inside No10 when Covid first hit you get the feeling – “um, I think this bloke is telling the truth.”
I’m in a minority. But I wish Cummings was back advising the Prime Minister. Boris needs someone with a bit of intelligence to tell him what to do.
Right now he is surrounded by too many people whose heads – if you cut them open – would reveal marshmallow, like a Tunnock’s Tea Cake.
Crack it, Keir
FOURTEEN times Sir Keir Starmer was asked if he had ever taken drugs.
Fourteen times he refused to answer Piers Morgan’s question.
He should have done. Currently Keir is in the running to win the prestigious “Most Boring Man In Britain” award.
That’s one reason why Labour is doing so badly in the polls.
Keir should have said this, even if it wasn’t true: “Yes, I was a crackhead for several years and regularly shot up skag through my eyeball. All good fun.”
At least it would have made him slightly more interesting.
Diane is stir crazy
UH-OH. Diane’s gone doolally again.
Yes, Diane Abbott. What other Diane could I have meant?
She made the wholly fatuous tweet that BLM activist Sasha Johnson was shot because she was standing up for justice.
Sasha received head injuries after the attack in Peckham.
The police have said it was nothing to do with her activism. It was gang related.
And the Metropolitan Police has said that Sasha received no credible death threats. But none of this prevented the odious Abbott from trying to stir trouble once again.
ONE of the Scottish National Party’s most prominent activists, Rhiannon Spear, made a revelatory tweet at the weekend.
After the UK had finished bottom in the Eurovision Song Contest, she wrote: “It’s OK Europe, we hate the United Kingdom too. Love, Scotland.”
An awful lot of the SNP’s appeal is based upon racism against the English. They try to deny it, but every so often it leaks out.
Idea is hot air
THIS Net Zero carbon thing could well lose Boris an election, some way down the line.
Especially if he really does force people to scrap their gas boilers. And replace them with a new environmentally friendly form of heating which costs 20 times as much. (I think it’s hundreds of elves running on a treadmill. You have to buy the elves AND feed them and pay their medical bills. Or something. I may have got this wrong, though).
My guess is that it was another thing Boris made up on the spur of the moment. And has no intention of really seeing it through.
Let us hope so, both for us and for the Government.
Stand up to tyrants
THE reason Belarus was able to hijack a civilian aircraft and abduct one of its passengers is simple: It knew it could get away with it.
The President, Alexander Lukashenko, pictured – a corrupt old commie tyrant – knew we would do nowt. And so far he has been proved correct, no?
One day we will have to stand up to the likes of Belarus, Russia and China. Before it is too late.
I’M launching a campaign to get the English Football League to continue making live streaming of games available even after all fans are allowed back into the grounds.
Supporters who can’t always get to fixtures have found this season a real pleasure.
We get to watch our teams on iFollow for ten quid a go.
There is no evidence whatsoever that televising games reduces attendances.
Quite the opposite. I shall announce the petition next week.
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